User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Earring in the form of a prancing horse

Start collecting

A prancing horse is set on a rectangular base; the horse trappings of reins, headstall and saddle blanket are carefully picked out with beaded filigree wire. The lower edge of the saddle blanket also has a border of petals or tongues in filigree. The tail is a thick twisted wire. A columnar post...

Show Full Description


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: sent from Smyrna); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Turkey (probably)


Length to tip of hoop: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.) Weight: 2.3 gm (0.01 lb.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs